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1 ROGER G. SWEARINGEN 829 Spring Street Santa Rosa, California phone: updated: 4 May 2017 web site: Summary is a leading authority on the life and works of Robert Louis Stevenson. He is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley (A.B., 1965) and of Yale University (Ph.D., 1970). From 1969 until 1983 he taught English Literature, Robert Louis Stevenson, and scientific and technical writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of California-Davis. At the end of October 2007 he retired from his position as a web site architect and designer at Agilent EEsof EDA (Electronic Design Automation), then part of Agilent Technologies, Inc., in Santa Rosa, California, and since August 2014 part of Keysight Technologies. Hired as a contract technical writer by Hewlett-Packard in January 1984, he worked almost twenty-four years at various information-management tasks for HP and, after it was spun off as a separate company, for Agilent Technologies. page 1 of 12

2 Publications Books The Sea Fogs. Text edited with an Introduction. Illustrations by Gary Alphonso. Santa Rosa, California: Nawakum Press/David Pascoe, The Hair Trunk or The Ideal Commonwealth: An Extravaganza. Edited with an introduction and notes from the manuscript in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California. Kilkerran, Scotland: Humming Earth / Zeticula, Robert Louis Stevenson in Australia: Treasures in the State Library of New South Wales. Commentaries created in support of an exhibition of Stevenson items by the State Library of New South Wales coordinated with 'RLS 2013: Stevenson, Time and History', the Seventh Biennial Robert Louis Stevenson Conference, hosted by the University of New South Wales, Sydney, 8-10 July Distributed as a keepsake to Conference participants. 88 pages. July The Bottle Imp in English and Samoan. Introduction by. English text edited by Robert Hoskins. Samoan text prepared by Ben Taufua and Galumalemana Alfred Hunkin. Wellington, New New Zealand: Steele Roberts, Robert Louis Stevenson's Edinburgh: A Concise Guide for Visitors and Residents. Edinburgh: City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries, ISBN pages, illustrated. page 2 of 12

3 The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, Volume 4: Third Edition. Ed. Joanne Shattock, University of Leicester. Cambridge, January Entries for: Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Alan Mowbray Stevenson. "Individual author entries include sections on manuscript locations, bibliographies, collected works, details of all individual works, contributions to periodicals, letters, journals, translations, pseudonymous works, imitations and attributed or spurious works. The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature is accepted internationally as the single most important reference work in its field." Robert Louis Stevenson and Samoa After 100 Years. Apia, Samoa: Robert Louis Stevenson Museum/ Preservation Foundation, November pages. Expanded and annotated version of December 1997 talk given at Vailima. The Prose Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson: A Guide. Archon, USA; Macmillan, London; A complete scholarly account of the more than 300 prose works--novels, stories, essays--that Stevenson wrote. Each entry describes the manuscripts, publishing history, and composition of each work, often in great detail. continued... page 3 of 12

4 Robert Louis Stevenson: The New Lighthouse on the Dhu Heartach Rock, Argyllshire. St. Helena, California: Silverado Museum, Published jointly with the Northern Lighthouse Board, Edinburgh, and Scotland's Lighthouse Museum, Fraserburgh. First publication of this 4,800-word essay written in Edition also includes previously unpublished sketches of people and landscapes by RLS made during his trip to see the progress of the work in 1870 and a full-color reproduction of Sam Bough's painting of the lighthouse and the rock during construction. Robert Louis Stevenson: An Old Song/Edifying Letters of the Rutherford Family. Wilfion Books, Scotland; Archon, USA; First publication of these two works, with an introduction. An Old Song appears for the first time under Stevenson's name. It was published anonymously in 1877 and was never reprinted. Robert Louis Stevenson: The Amateur Emigrant vols. Ashland, Oregon: Lewis Osborne, First complete publication from the original manuscript, with introductions to each volume. page 4 of 12

5 Articles "'On the Art of Literature' (1880) - a reading text," Journal of Stevenson Studies, 7 (2010), "A Tale of Two Tapa: Their History, Legend, and Celebrity Ownership by Robert Louis Stevenson," The Journal of The Polynesian Society, 118 (December 2009), Letter: "Herbert Spencer at billiards," Times Literary Supplement, 13 November 2009, 6. "Recent Studies in Robert Louis Stevenson - Survey of Biographical Works and Checklist of Criticism ," Dickens Studies Annual, 38 (2007), "Stevenson's final text of Kidnapped," Journal of Stevenson Studies, 3 (2006) Excerpt from Review of Research, "Recent Studies in Robert Louis Stevenson - Letters, Reference Works, Texts ," Dickens Studies Annual, 37 (2006), "Notes on the Port of St. Francis (1951)", Quarterly Newsletter, Book Club of California, 69 (Spring 2004), Separately reprinted in an edition of 12 copies for Frank Stauffacher designed by Derek Bacchus, Kentfield, California, July "A New Lighthouse on the Dhu Heartach Rock, Argyllshire: A Previously Unpublished Essay by Robert Louis Stevenson," Northern Lighthouse Journal, Christmas 1995, pp Account of the editing and publication of RLS's essay. "'A Scotsman of the World': Robert Louis Stevenson after 100 Years," Edinburgh University Journal, 36 (June 1994), page 5 of 12

6 Review: Robert Louis Stevenson, Plain John Wiltshire on the Situation (French Publishing Corporation, 1979), in Fine Print, 16 (Summer 1990), "Introduction," Robert Louis Stevenson: An Inland Voyage/Travels with a Donkey. Written for the Chambers Centenary Edition, Edinburgh: Chambers, Not published; series cancelled. "Robert Louis Stevenson & the Goats: Monterey County Ranch Discovered," Quarterly Newsletter, Book Club of California, 46 (Summer 1981), "'An Old Song' (1877): Robert Louis Stevenson's First Published Story, A New Discovery in the Yale Libraries," Yale University Library Gazette, 54 (January 1980), "Robert Louis Stevenson ( )" Bernard M. Rosenthal, Inc., List 41. San Francisco, page catalogue. "'Essays on the Enjoyment of the World': The Place of Travels with a Donkey in Stevenson's Work and Literary Career," Cahiers Victoriens & Edouardiens, 8 (Montpellier, April 1979), "Guyon's Faint," Studies in Philology, 74 (April 1977), Review: Irving S. Saposnik, Robert Louis Stevenson (Twayne, 1974), in Studies in Scottish Literature, 12 (April 1975), "The Prose Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson: An Index and Finding-List, ," Studies in Scottish Literature, 11 (January 1974), ; 11 (April 1974), page 6 of 12

7 Lectures, Talks, Radio and Television "Did Robert Louis Stevenson Ever Meet Mark Twain? - And Other Biographical Byways." Slide lecture. Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California, 8 November "Remarks on the Re-Dedication of the Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Tablet, Mt. St. Helena, 7 May 2011." Comments at the unveiling and at the reception following, 7 May "Did Robert Louis Stevenson Ever Meet Mark Twain? - And Other Biographical Byways." Slide lecture. Robert Louis Stevenson Silverado Museum, St. Helena, California, 6 April "Robert Louis Stevenson House: Biography of a Building." Slide lecture. Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California, 14 November "The Master of Ballantrae: A Conversation." Plenary session with Nicholas Rankin, Robert Louis Stevenson Conference, Saranac Lake, New York, 19 July "Some Early Visitors to Monterey: Artistic Monterey in the 1870s." Slide lecture. Stevenson House, Monterey State Historic Park, 27 August "Great Books: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The Learning Channel, 9 December 2003." On-screen appearance and script consultation for the hour-long program produced by Judith Dwan Hallet for the Cronkite-Ward "Great Books" series. "Introduction: Notes on the Port of St. Francis (1951)." Book Club of California, San Francisco, 10 November Introduction to a showing of the avant-garde film by Frank Stauffacher. The film is narrated by Vincent Price using the text of Robert Louis Stevenson's essay "A Modern Cosmopolis" (1882). page 7 of 12

8 "Robert Louis Stevenson in Monterey: What Do We Really Know?" Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California, 9 November "Talk of the Nation: Book Club of the Air - Treasure Island." Hour-long discussion with Ray Suarez and callers, National Public Radio. 19 August A Real Media version of the program is available in the NPR Archive, - Talk of the Nation, 19 August 1999, Book Club of the Air. "Robert Louis Stevenson and Samoa After 100 Years." Annual Lecture, Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, Vailima, Samoa. 3 December "Robert Louis Stevenson: From Author to Classic." Autumn Meeting, Gleeson Library Associates, University of San Francisco. November "Robert Louis Stevenson and Lighthouses." Maritime Museum, Stanton Center, Monterey, California. Slide lecture, 9 November Repeated: Silverado Museum, St. Helena, California, 26 February "Stevenson in Fine-Printing Editions." Book Club of California, San Francisco. January "Why Monterey Still Matters." Annual Meeting, Old Monterey Preservation Society. January "Stevenson's Travels." BBC-Scotland, November-December On-screen appearance and script consultation. "Some Resources in the United States for Studying the Stevenson Family of Engineers." The Stevenson Family of Engineers Symposium, Edinburgh, Scotland. Institution of Civil Engineers and the National Museums of Scotland. 16 April "Robert Louis Stevenson: Why Monterey Matters." Old Monterey Preservation Society, 23 January "Talofa, Alii: Robert Louis Stevenson's First Year in Samoa, " St. Andrews Society of San Francisco, 22 September page 8 of 12

9 "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Self-Consuming Artifact." University of Edinburgh, 22 June "Stevenson in California: Episode or Turning-Point?" Stevenson Napa Valley Centennial Celebration, California Historical Society/Napa Historical Society. 16, 17 May "Scholars and Collectors: Some Recent Examples from Robert Louis Stevenson." Sacramento Book Collectors Club, 11 April "Stevenson's Darker Romances: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Master of Ballantrae, The Ebb-Tide." Winter Lecture, Gleeson Library Associates, University of San Francisco. 17 February "Kidnapped, The Mayor of Casterbridge, and Huckleberry Finn: Three Variations on Some Central Themes of the 1880's." Modern Language Association seminar, New York, December "Stevenson and American Literature." Modern Language Association seminar, San Francisco, December page 9 of 12

10 Grants and Research Huntington Fellowship, Huntington Library, San Marino, California. March Research in Stevenson's day-to-day journals for Robert Louis Stevenson s The South Seas: A Complete Edition from the Manuscripts. Visiting Fellow, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, John D. and Rose H. Jackson Fellowship. October Research for Robert Louis Stevenson: Spirit of Adventure, taking in many newly-acquired items. Also assisting the library and fellow scholars in the identification and cataloguing of Stevenson's notebooks and other manuscript materials. American Council of Learned Societies, Grant-in-Aid, Seven weeks completing research for The Prose Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson. New Haven, New York, Boston, Princeton, Philadelphia. Club Cevénol, Alés, France. September Opening speaker at centennial celebration of Robert Louis Stevenson's Travels with a Donkey. Edinburgh, Scotland , 1976, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1994, 1997, Fifteen months in and additional trips later. Research on the life and works of Robert Louis Stevenson. page 10 of 12

11 Education Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Ph.D., English Literature, Dissertation: "The Early Literary Career of Robert Louis Stevenson, : A Bibliographical Study." Dissertation Abstracts, 32 (1971), 459-A. Advisor: Professor A. Dwight Culler. University of California, Berkeley A.B., English, Phi Beta Kappa, Honors in English. Summer Honors Seminar, H. W. Hill Scholarship, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California Two years, intended major in chemistry Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco College preparatory. Graduated page 11 of 12

12 Employment Web Site Architect Learning Products Specialist Senior Technical Writer Agilent EEsof EDA Agilent Technologies, Inc Fountaingrove Parkway Santa Rosa, California Lecturer in Scientific Writing Department of English University of California-Davis Davis, California Bernard M. Rosenthal, Inc., Booksellers 251 Post Street San Francisco, California and Brick Row Book Shop 251 Post Street San Francisco, California Rare Books Cataloguer Independent research. Grant from American Council of Learned Societies, New York Assistant Professor of English University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina Updated: RGS, 4 May 2017 page 12 of 12